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The Playboy Interview: Richard Dawkins

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Loren Miller yesterday. 16 Replies

I suppose it was the news that Playboy magazine was returning nudes to its pages after a year's hiatus that sufficiently perked my curiosity to check them out again.  I hadn't looked at Playboy since perhaps 2008, when I began to recognize that I…Continue

Tags: Richard Dawkins, Playboy

God's Annual Performance Review (Betty Bowers)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Ruth Anthony-Gardner Mar 19. 6 Replies

I don't know about you guys, but there wasn't a performance review I had in 30 years of field service that I didn't LOATHE.  It seems as though Betty Bowers, America's Best Christian, is up for turning the tables on the person you would expect would…Continue

Tags: review, performance, god, American's Best Christian, Betty Bowers

Learning a Language as a Mature Adult

Started by Daniel W. Last reply by Joan Denoo Mar 2. 28 Replies

Trying to keep my mind exercised, and not interested in most of the reading materials that I can find.I decided to attempt to learn a language.  Actually, two.  The dilemma is, how do I do that without going to school - not an option - and without…Continue

Such Lyrics!

Started by Donatien Alphonse François. Last reply by Grinning Cat Feb 13. 9 Replies

Hello Friends,I was ruminating a bit today on my sixty-some years existence. My mind went back to teenage years when I first figured out religion is not only obnoxiously loud, but also nothing I wanted anything to do with. Truly. I knew by age 15…Continue

degrading love — part two (TheraminTrees)

Started by Loren Miller. Last reply by Joan Denoo Feb 11. 1 Reply

TheraminTrees set up religion with his left in Part One of his treatise on how religion demeans and degrades the value of love.  Here in Part Two, he brings in a devastating, "Mike Tyson" right, which negates and invalidates any claim that either…Continue

Tags: Christianity, Islam, TheraminTrees, god, love

Questions......

Started by Thomas Murray. Last reply by k.h. ky Feb 9. 6 Replies

   It has been 6 month now since I signed up for Atheist Nexus membership. The past year has been sort of a bi-polar wave of emotions for me. I hope I wasn't offensive to the folks on here and I think I have been but I don't know to who. My desire…Continue

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Comment by sk8eycat on October 30, 2012 at 5:49pm

Joan, I love the kitten and the lizard, too.  That's such a typical "cat thing"...trying to get up the courage to swat something.  I've seen my older cat do that once or twice at the younger (but not by much) one when they chase each other around the house.

Comment by sk8eycat on October 30, 2012 at 5:43pm

Ahah!  I had to laugh at this...people posting faked photos that were supposed to be of yesterday's storm...THAT'S why I call it "FakeBook."  Too many people who don't bother to fact-check anything before they post it or email it:

http://news.yahoo.com/5-fake-hurricane-sandy-photos-youre-sharing-s...

 

Ps: I love "I love you, couch." 

I think Hairy Jerry loves my glasses; he licks the lenses when I fall asleep with them on...then I wake up with my "vision" all blurry. Just what I need first thing in the morning - cleaning dried cat spit off my glasses. (Maybe it's a good thing that I don't wear contact lenses.)

Comment by Joan Denoo on October 30, 2012 at 4:25pm

You can't tell me we have common ancestors!

Comment by Idaho Spud on October 30, 2012 at 12:11pm

8-cat, hope you don't mind me shortening your handle.  I still can't remember how to spell it.  I agree with everything you said about HillBilly Graham-Cracker (love that name for him!).

The bible is so contradictory and unclear, but even if it were clear, it would still prove nothing.

Ruth, glad you came-out OK.

Comment by Ruth Anthony-Gardner on October 30, 2012 at 11:24am

Thanks, everybody. I appreciate your concern.

Comment by Steph S. on October 30, 2012 at 11:11am

We were worried about you Ruth! So glad to hear from you and know that you are safe and doing well.

Comment by Lillie on October 30, 2012 at 11:10am

Glad you are safe, Ruth.  Hope everyone is.

Comment by The Flying Atheist on October 30, 2012 at 9:45am

Good to hear from you so soon, Ruth.  Glad you managed through with minimal problems. 

Comment by Ian Mason on October 30, 2012 at 1:24am

Glad to hear that, Ruth.

Comment by Plinius on October 30, 2012 at 1:01am

I'm glad you're all right, Ruth!

 

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